Well, it’s not every day I post a selection of my drawers on the ‘Spill. Plenty more where these came from – annoyingly you can’t really fill to the back of the drawers because if you pull them out too far they fall on your foot.
You know the drill by now – 11 pieces of music, which one will you cast to the wind? This week they are all instrumental, which makes it slightly harder, I think. Stop trying to read the titles on those cassettes, and get cracking!
Again, sorry if I’m slow to respond to comments, young’un is poorly so I’m dipping into the ‘Spill when I can. Keeps me sane (?).
1. Denise at 16 – Al Stewart: This is from “Bedsitter Images”, his first album released in 1967, although I had the re-release which came out around 1970. I probably bought it second-hand; it was a prized possession at the time.
2. Monsieur le Maire de Niafunke – Ali Farka Toure and Toumani Diabate: This is from the 2005 album “In The Heart Of The Moon”, which is probably one of the most beautiful albums EVER.
3. The Violet Hour – The Civil Wars: The Violet Hour is a play by Richard Greenberg. I assume this is where the title comes from – it’s evocative, with a kind of church bell toll suggestive of time passing.
4. Vavarano – Henry Kaiser and David Lindley: From the album “A World Out Of Time”. Pairubu posted something by Kaleidoscope recently, which reminded me of David Lindley and this excellent album.
5. Keldabrae – Ivan Drever: I once bought someone a bottle of Highland Park (whisky from Orkney), which came with a free cassette, “Isles Ne’er Forgotten”, by Ivan Drever. A great album which I recently downloaded.
6. Sidi Brahim – John Renbourn: I have probably raved about this before, and I make no apologies for doing so again. Even young Munday likes it, “it’s relaxing”.
7. Save The Bees – Lau: Kris Drever from Lau is the son of Ivan Drever (see above). This is a superb piece of music from “Race The Loser”, which came out last year. You can hear the drone of the bees.
8. En stjarna faller – Martin Tingvall: Thanks to DebbyM for drawing my attention to this beautiful falling star music.
9. Hornpipes A) Fisherman’s Lilt and B) Cronin’s Hornpipe – Planxty: From their 1973 album “The Well Below The Valley”, which I bought in France, oddly enough. I had such a crush on Andy Irvine.
10. Mood For A Day – Yes: Steve Howe, great guitarist.
11. God Speed The Plough – Stackridge: Now don’t be like that, give it a listen. There are no words to irritate you and it was 1974. Every band should have an epic moment.